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Buhari ‘Don’t expect too much from President,’ Garba Shehu says

Buhari is expected to resume on Monday, March 13, after returning on Friday, March 10, from a 49-day medical vacation in London.

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President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock after his return from London on March 10 2017 play

President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock after his return from London on March 10 2017

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu has urged Nigerians not to expect the president to resume work in a “dramatic way.”

Buhari is expected to resume on Monday, March 13, after returning on Friday, March 10, from a 49-day medical vacation in London.

“Let me first of all caution that he (Buhari) is not going to start in a dramatic way. He has been away from the country for nearly two months, so he needs to get into the temperature of the place,” Shehu told Arise TV on Sunday, March 12.

“For instance, yesterday (Saturday), he went through the newspapers page by page, and he read everything that interested him.

“So he needs to get back to that place. The thing is that he’s basically human like all of us. He is coming out of an ailment and like he himself had said, he needs to start gradually.

“Don’t expect the president to be given neck-breaking schedules or punishing schedules like from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., or sometimes to 1a.m. to 2 a.m.,” he added.

Buhari had earlier said that he would leave governing to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo while he continued to rest.

He also admitted, upon his return, that he had never been so sick in his entire life.

Buhari left Nigeria on January 19 for what was supposed to be a 10-day vacation but ended up spending almost two months.

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Various public officials however denied rumours of ill-health by saying that he was “hale and hearty.”

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